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Scream for Ice Cream!

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Summer is the perfect time to learn about ice cream, read a fun story about ice cream, and eat ice cream! Check out these titles from the library, then have fun making your own ice cream at home. Can’t make it to the library? There are over 40 titles about ice cream on Hoopla, one of the library’s digital platforms. Visit Hoopla for books, audiobooks, movies, and music!

Curious about Ice Cream by Bonnie Bader
Did you know that Americans eat more ice cream than any other country in the world! Why is ice cream so popular, and how did it get that way? If you are interested in all things ice cream, this is the book for you!

From Milk to Ice Cream by Bridget Heos
Do you love ice cream? Then you might be interested in how it is made! Follow along as we find out how a dairy farmer, a sugarcane farmer, and a factory worker all contribute to making our favorite treat!

Ice Cream and Dinosaurs by Eric Litwin
Groovy Joe loves ice cream! But what will happen when dinosaurs arrive with a roar and a spoon? This book has singing, sharing, roaring, and most importantly ice cream!

Now let’s make some ice cream! Here’s what you will need:

  1. Large and small resealable plastic bags
  2. Ice cubes
  3. ¼-½ cup of salt
  4. 1 ½ cups milk or cream
  5. 2 tablespoons sugar
  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  7. Add-ins, like fruit, chocolate syrup, cookies, candies

Instructions: Fill the large bag halfway with ice and add the salt. In the small bag, add the milk or cream, sugar and vanilla extract. Securely seal the small bag and put it in the large bag. Finally, seal the large bag and start shaking. Get the whole family involved and take turns shaking. You will need to shake the bag for at least five to seven minutes until your ice cream is the right consistency. Congratulations! You just made ice cream -- eat it right out of the bag, or put it in a bowl and add your favorite toppings.